An Emergency Kit for the Home

Prepare Your Emergency Kit for the Home

Cold and wet winter weather is bad enough without losing power, heat or water. Take time now to put together a few essential items into a kit that you could easily grab in an emergency. Your kit should contain:

– A list of emergency contact numbers, including your GP

– Battery operated torch and spare batteries (or a wind-up torch)

– Battery operated radio and spare batteries (or a wind-up radio

– Any essential medication, some toiletries and a first aid kit

– Three days’ supply of bottled water and ready-to-eat non-perishable food

– Copies of important documents like insurance policies and birth certificates

– Pencil, paper, penknife and whistle

– Spare keys to your home and car

– Spare glasses or contact lenses

– If needed, prepare baby and pet supplies

 

An Emergency Kit for the Car:

Only travel if it’s absolutely necessary

– An ice-scraper and de-icer

– Snow shovel

– Map for unplanned diversions

– Blanket and warm clothes

– First aid kit

– Battery operated torch and spare batteries (or a wind-up torch)

– Battery operated radio and spare batteries (or a wind-up radio)

– Jump leads

And a Kit for When You’re on the Move:

If you’re on the move, check the weather forecast and pack a few items you might need

– Suitable clothes for the weather. These could be winter boots with grips, warm clothing or waterproofs

– Ready-to-eat food, a warm drink in a flask and bottled water

– Mobile phone (fully charged and with credit) and a charger

– Any essential medication

– Spare glasses or contact lenses

– Cash and credit cards

– List of emergency contact numbers

– If needed, baby and pet supplies.